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Wellness Week provides trail mix to encourage healthy finals snacking

By Evan Silvera For the Mitzpeh @esilvera23 As part of Maryland Hillel’s Wellness Week, students and organizers hosted “Trail Mix Tuesday,” an event that allowed students to make bags of trail mix in an effort to relieve stress from finals....

Study abroad programs offer more than educational opportunities

By Jared Beinart Staff Writer @Jared_Beinart As the spring semester winds down, students across campus prepare to take advantage of summer study abroad programs in Israel where they can hope to immerse themselves in the language and culture, and ...

Keva V’Kevana provides inclusivity to all sects of Jewish community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_ caplan6 Keva V’Kevana (KVK) Partnership Minyan strives to provide this university’s Jewish community an inclusive prayer opportunity by combining aspects of both the conservative and orthodox minyan. The ...

College Park eruv: a border, a loophole, a necessity for Shabbat

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh     There is a border surrounding this university’s campus -- not maintained by a government, but instead by a group of individuals carrying on an ancient tradition. The College Park eruv encircles ...

Shabbat has different meaning for all Jews

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news For students all over campus, Shabbat is a special time – it means spending time with friends and family. For some, it is their closest connection to Judaism.   “My dad was adopted and doesn’t ...

Kedma welcomes four new board members for fall semester

By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The orthodox Jewish community, Kedma, recently held their semesterly elections and President Aaron Yitzhaky a junior kinesiology major is excited for what the newest board members will contribute to the ...

Keeping Hillel kitchen kosher comes with many responsibilities

By Yelin Jung For the Mitzpeh @iamyelin_a A man with rectangle-shaped glasses removed vegetables from a basin and poured the excess water through a thin white cloth. He examined the sheet over a light box using a magnifying glass. “It’s ...

Ever wonder what goes into setting up Israel Fest? Here’s the rundown.

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn Check out this sped up video of Israel Fest set up! (Music Attribution: Little by Little by Artofescapism. Found on Free Music Archives http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Artofescapism/Promise_of_Time_...

Yom HaZikaron highlights differences between American, Israeli military culture

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin Yom HaZikaron is the day of remembrance for the fallen soldiers and the victims of terror in Israel. This year the holiday is commemorated on the evening of April 30 through sundown tonight, May 1. ...

A non-Jew walks into a room, has no idea how to get out

By James Whitlow Staff writer @woltihW Humility can be seen as a through-line in the Torah – a consistent theme throughout – and if I had even a cursory understanding of the book, I might have been better prepared for Kedma’s Jewish-themed ...